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Enrique Martínez Celaya on place, poetry and painting the sea

Enrique Martínez Celaya

Ahead of his exhibition at our London gallery this May, Enrique Martínez Celaya discusses the importance of place and belonging in his work.

The Cuban-born artist talks about the isolation felt by islanders, the ever-present sense of the sea, and the necessary distraction provided by ‘myths and charm’. A multidisciplinarian, Martínez Celaya explains his connection to the literary tradition, his publishing venture, and the impact of teaching on his practice.

The Mariner's Meadow opens at Blain|Southern London on 23 May 2019.